On the early morning of 4 July, 1944, leading elements of the Le Regiment de la Chaudiere of the Canadian 8th Infantry Brigade stepped out across the wheat fields west of Carpiquet. Their orders? To capture the village of Carpiquet and the aircraft hangers located just south of the village. Knowing their attack would be difficult against elements of the German 12th SS Panzer Division, they loaded up their support with massive artillery support, on-call Typhoon fighter-bombers, tanks from the 10th Armored Regiment and a few British ‘funnies’ from the 79th Armored Division.
Attacker: Canadian (Elements 8th Brigade, Canadian 3rd Division)
Defender: German (SS) (SS-Panzergrenadierregiment 25, 12th SS Panzer Division)
Turns: 8 Players: 2 OBA: Both Night: No
Carpiquet, France 1944-07-04
Squads: A:21.5 D:6.0
AFVs: A:7 Sherman V(a) x 2 Sherman Crab x 1 Sherman IIA(a) x 1 Churchill Crocodile x 2 Carrier A x 1 Carrier A x 1